About the Artist:
Yvette was born and raised in San Francisco, California.  She began drawing and sculpting at the age of five.  Yvette has continued to create art all through her life.  Yvette has completed mural projects as well as displayed her art in the San Francisco Art Museum.  Yvette has been a part of several group exhibitions as well as solo shows.

Yvette's Artist Statement:
“I believe art is an expression of your inner person, expressing thoughts and ideas meant to be shared.”


Comments by the Assistant Curator

Comments by the Assistant Curator

The strongest aspects of Evette Tipton's paintings are her different varieties of brushstrokes and styles. Some of her pieces are realistic, such as Under the Mango Tree or can be more of a Monet style where the colors create the image when standing far away, just like Cafe on Haight St. Peace of Mind combines flat and dimensional while Tropical Bliss uses color theory and texture. Even though there are numerous styles in her work, they are all strong pieces of art.

Submission by Blindness, is one of Tipton's most complex pieces. The complexity comes from the fact that this piece of art is more about the concept than any other of her work.  A viewer could spend hours staring at this painting trying to find the clues to its meaning. In this work, there are two figures: a male and a female. The man's body is more sculpted, reminiscent of Roman and Greek sculpture, while the woman's body is more fluid. Due to the posture and detail, the man seems to be more dominating, making the woman the submissive creature. Why the woman is submissive or the context of the piece (Biblical, historical, or based on society) is up to the viewer to decide.